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  • About this company:

    Founded in 1979, Palmas Group is the largest

  • Parent company:
    Grupo Romero
  • Landbank (oil palm)
    35,190 hectares
  • Bloomberg ticker:
    Private
  • RSPO member?
    Yes
  • Website:

Company assessment: Palmas Group – October 2019

Assessment date:

Score by disclosure type:

Total: 30.9% 57.75 / 187
  • Organisation: 12 / 35 34.3%
  • Policy: 35.5 / 78 45.5%
  • Practice: 10.3 / 74 13.9%
  • Self-reported: 8.3 / 74 11.1%
  • External: 2 / 74 2.7%
  • Certified: 0 / 74 0%
  • Sustainability policy and leadership Sustainability policy and leadership
    4 / 11 36.4%
    • Organisation: 1 / 6 16.7%
    • Policy: 2 / 2 100%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      1. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment for all its operations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      2. Sustainable palm oil policy or commitment applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      3. High-level position of responsibility for sustainability?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      4. One or more members within the board of the company have responsibility for sustainability?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      5. Percentage or number of women in senior management team?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      6. Percentage or number of women board members?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      7. Member of multiple industry schemes or other external initiatives to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      8. Collaboration with stakeholders to reduce negative environmental or social outcomes associated with palm oil production?

      The company is working with Solidaridad on the implementation of RSPO in Peru amongst smallholders (funded by the government). Company is also a member of the Earthworm Foundation

    • Y
      1 / 1

      9. Sustainability report published within last two years?

      2018 - Sustainability Progress Report

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      10. Reports through standardised reporting systems?

    • 11. Verification report on compliance with POIG Charter, if a POIG member?

      This indicator is disabled as the company is not a POIG member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      12. Climate risks assessment available?

  • Landbank, maps and traceability Landbank, maps and traceability
    12.25 / 18 68.1%
    • Organisation: 9 / 13 69.2%
    • Policy: 1 / 1 100%
    • Practice: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • Self-reported: 2.3 / 4 56.3%
    • External: 0 / 4 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 4 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      13. Total land area managed/controlled for oil palm (ha)?

      35,190

    • Y
      1 / 1

      14. Total oil palm planted area (ha)?

      25,692

    • N
      0 / 1

      15. Plasma/scheme smallholders planted area (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      16. Unplanted (areas designated for future planting) (ha)?

      5,571.8

    • Y
      1 / 1

      17. Conservation set-aside area, including HCV area (ha)?

      3,926.87

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      18. Area for infrastructure (ha)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      19. Maps of estates/management units?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      20. Maps of scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      21. Names and locations of all third-party supplying plantations?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      22. Number of company-owned mills?

      3 - According to the 2018 ACOP, three mills are currently active. According to the company's website, another mill is due to open in 2019

    • Y
      1 / 1

      23. Names and coordinates of company-owned mills?

      All mills have coordinates on the traceability section of the company website

    • Y
      1 / 1

      24. Number (or percentage) of company-owned mills that source from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      The company's three mills only source from independent smallholders or their own plantations, according to its website's traceability section

    • Y
      1 / 1

      25. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced by company-owned mills that come from company-owned plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      The company's three mills only source from independent smallholders or their own plantations, according to its website's traceability section. The company provides a percentage breakdown of what is sourced from its own plantations and smallholders

    • 26. Number of supplier mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 27. Names and coordinates of all third-party supplying mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 28. Number (or percentage) of third-party supplier mills that source from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 29. Total volumes (or percentages) sourced from third-party supplier mills that come from their own plantations and/or third-party plantations?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 30. Total volume (or percentage) sourced for refineries that comes from intermediary traders and/or refiners rather than directly from mills?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 31. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • 32. Percentage of supply traceable to mill level?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not source from supplier mills

    • Y
      1 / 1

      33. Time-bound commitment to achieve 100% traceability to plantation level?

      The company states it has achieved 100% traceability to plantation level in 2017

    • Y
      1 / 2

      34. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from own mills traceable to plantation level?

      100%

    • 35. Percentage of fresh fruit bunches (FFB) from supplier mills traceable to plantation level?

      This indicator has been disabled as only applicable for traders

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      36. Publishes traceability data at refinery level?

      100%

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      37. Publishes traceability data at crusher level?

      The company states that 100% of kernel crushed at Palmawasi Refinery is its own, but this is only for one refinery, whereas its 2018 ACOP states that it has two crushers

  • Deforestation and biodiversity Deforestation and biodiversity
    5 / 18 27.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 3.5 / 9 38.9%
    • Practice: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • Self-reported: 1.5 / 7 21.4%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      38. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      39. Commitment to zero deforestation or zero conversion of natural ecosystems applies to all suppliers?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      40. Criteria for defining deforestation?

      HCV, HCS, peat, wetland

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      41. Evidence of monitoring deforestation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      42. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in own operations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      43. Amount of illegal/non-compliant deforestation recorded in supplier operations?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      44. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      45. Commitment to restoration of non-compliant deforestation/conversion applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      46. Implementing a landscape or jurisdictional level approach?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      47. Commitment to biodiversity conservation?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      48. Commitment to biodiversity conservation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2

      49. Identified species of conservation concern, referencing international or national system of species classification?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      50. Examples of species and/or habitat conservation management?

      The company only mentions species monitoring and it is unclear how the results are used to implement species conservation

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      51. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species?

      The company only mentions controlling hunting in relation to HCV areas

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      52. Commitment to no hunting or only sustainable hunting of species applies to all suppliers?

  • HCV, HCS and impact assessments HCV, HCS and impact assessments
    4.5 / 14 32.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 4.5 / 8 56.3%
    • Practice: 0 / 6 0%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 6 0%
    • External: 0 / 6 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 6 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      53. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      54. Commitment to conduct High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      55. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for planting undertaken prior to January 2015, and associated management and monitoring plans?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      56. High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments for all estates planted since January 2015?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      57. High Conservation Value (HCV) management and monitoring plans for all estates planted since January 2015?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      58. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS)?

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      59. Commitment to only use licensed High Conservation Value (HCV) assessors accredited by the HCV Resource Network's Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      60. Satisfactory review of all High Conservation Value (HCV) assessments undertaken since January 2015 by the HCV ALS Quality Panel?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      61. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      62. Commitment to the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Approach applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      63. High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      64. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      65. Commitment to conduct social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      66. Social and environmental impact assessments (SEIAs) undertaken, and associated management and monitoring plans?

  • Peat, fire and GHG emissions Peat, fire and GHG emissions
    4.5 / 20 22.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 4 / 8 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 7 7.1%
    • External: 0 / 7 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 7 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      67. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

      The company does not specify that it will not develop on peat of any depth

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      68. Commitment to no planting on peat of any depth applies to all suppliers?

      The company does not specify that it will not develop on peat of any depth

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      69. Implementation of commitment to no planting on peat of any depth?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      70. Landbank or planted area on peat?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      71. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat?

      The company's commitments only cover soil

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      72. Commitment to best management practices for soils and peat applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy applies to all suppliers but only covers soil

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      73. Evidence of best management practices for soils and peat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      74. Commitment to zero burning?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      75. Commitment to zero burning applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      76. Evidence of fire monitoring and management?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      77. Details/number of hotspots/fires in company estates?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      78. Details/number of hotspots/fires within surrounding landscape/smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1

      79. Time-bound commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity?

      The company only has a vague commitment to reduce GHG emissions but it is not time-bound and no target has been set

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      80. Methodology used to calculate GHG emissions?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      81. Progress towards commitment to reduce GHG emissions intensity?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      82. Percentage of mills with methane capture (100%)?

      1 (33.33%) - One of the company's mills has biogas capture

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      83. GHG emissions intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      84. GHG emissions from land use change?

  • Water, chemical and pest management Water, chemical and pest management
    2.75 / 22 12.5%
    • Organisation: 0 / 2 0%
    • Policy: 2 / 11 18.2%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 9 8.3%
    • External: 0 / 9 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      85. Time-bound commitment to improve water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      86. Progress towards commitment on water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      87. Water use intensity?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      88. Time-bound commitment to improve water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      89. Progress towards commitment on water quality (BOD and COD)?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      90. Treatment of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and/or palm oil refinery effluent (PORE)?

    • N
      0 / 1

      91. Commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      92. Implementation of commitment to protect natural waterways through buffer zones?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      93. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      94. Commitment to minimise the use of chemicals, including pesticides and chemical fertilisers, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      95. Implementation of commitment to reduce chemical usage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      96. Chemical usage per ha or list of chemicals used?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      97. Commitment to no use of paraquat?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      98. Commitment to no use of paraquat applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      99. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      100. Commitment to no use of World Health Organisation (WHO) Class 1A and 1B pesticides applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      101. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      102. Commitment to no use of chemicals listed under the Stockholm Convention and Rotterdam Convention applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.75 / 2

      103. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach?

  • Community, land and labour rights Community, land and labour rights
    13 / 46 28.3%
    • Organisation: 0 / 5 0%
    • Policy: 12.5 / 25 50%
    • Practice: 0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • Self-reported: 0.5 / 16 3.1%
    • External: 0 / 16 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 16 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      104. Commitment to human rights?

      The company commits to respect human rights of its workers in its Sustainability Policy. In another document, the company refers to the UN Declaration as its "legal base" for its forced labour policy, but does not make an explicit commitment to it

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      105. Commitment to human rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to respect human rights applies to suppliers but no reference to the UN Declaration or Guiding Principles is given. In another document, the company refers to the UN Declaration as its "legal base" for its forced labour policy, but does not make an explicit commitment to it

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      106. Progress on human rights commitment?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      107. Commitment to respect legal and customary land tenure rights?

      The company only mentions customary rights in relation to FPIC

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      108. Commitment to legal and customary land rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's policy applies to all suppliers, but only mentions customary rights in relation to FPIC

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      109. Details of process for addressing land conflicts available?

      The company provides limited detail about its land conflict resolution process

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      110. Commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights?

      The company commits to respect indigenous and local communities' rights however no reference to the UN Declaration or ILO is given. In another document, the company refers to the UN Declaration as its "legal base" for its forced labour policy, but does not make an explicit commitment to it

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      111. Commitment to indigenous and local communities' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment to respect indigenous and local communities' rights extends to all suppliers however no reference to the UN Declaration or ILO is given. In another document, the company refers to the UN Declaration as its "legal base" for its forced labour policy, but does not make an explicit commitment to it

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      112. Examples of local stakeholder engagement to prevent conflicts?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      113. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      114. Commitment to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) applies to all suppliers?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      115. Details of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) process available?

      The company does not have an explicit commitment itself, but commits under the RSPO New Planting Procedures (NPP) as an RSPO member

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      116. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      117. Commitment to support the inclusion of women across palm oil operations, including addressing barriers faced, applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      118. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      119. Commitment to mitigate impacts on food security applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      120. Progress on commitment to mitigate impacts on food security?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      121. Commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • N
      0 / 2

      122. Progress on commitment to provide essential community services and facilities?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      123. Commitment to respect all workers' rights?

      The company commits to respect workers' rights without specifying scope of the commitment (i.e. whether it covers all types of employees, including temporary, casual etc.)

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      124. Commitment to respect all workers' rights applies to all suppliers?

      The company's commitment extends to all suppliers. It respects workers' rights without specifying scope of the commitment (i.e. whether it covers all types of employees, including temporary, casual etc.)

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      125. Progress on commitment to respect all workers' rights?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      126. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles?

      The company does not refer to all Fundamental ILO Conventions

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      127. Commitment to Fundamental ILO Conventions or Free and Fair Labour Principles applies to all suppliers?

      The company does not refer to all Fundamental ILO Conventions, but its policy does apply to all suppliers

    • Y
      1 / 1

      128. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      129. Commitment to eliminate gender-related discrimination with regards to employment and occupation applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      130. Percentage or number of temporary employees?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      131. Percentage or number of women employees?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      132. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      133. Commitment to pay at least minimum wage applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      134. Progress on commitment to pay minimum wage?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      135. Reporting of salary by gender?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      136. Commitment to address occupational health and safety?

      The company has a health and safety policy, but it is not clear if this applies to all employees

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      137. Commitment to address occupational health and safety applies to all suppliers?

      The company's health and safety policy does not apply to suppliers, but has an unclear commitment towards its supply

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      138. Reduction of time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      139. Time lost due to work-based injuries?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      140. Zero fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      141. Number of fatalities as a result of work-based accidents?

    • P
      0.5 / 2

      142. Provision of personal protective equipment and related training?

      The company only mentions it provides PPE to workers

  • Certification standards Certification standards
    6 / 14 42.9%
    • Organisation: 2 / 2 100%
    • Policy: 2 / 3 66.7%
    • Practice: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Self-reported: 0 / 9 0%
    • External: 2 / 9 22.2%
    • Certified: 0 / 9 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      143. Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      144. RSPO-certified within three years of joining the RSPO or by November 2010 for companies joining prior to finalisation of the RSPO certification systems in November 2007?

      2020 - Planned year of first RSPO certification

    • Y
      1 / 1

      145. Submitted most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      146. Listed all countries and regions in which operates in most recent RSPO Annual Communication of Progress (ACOP)?

      Peru

    • Y
      1 / 1

      147. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of estates and mills within five years or achieved 100% RSPO-certification of estates?

      2023

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      148. Percentage of area (ha) RSPO-certified?

      0%

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      149. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders (ha) RSPO-certified?

      0%

    • N
      0 / 1

      150. Percentage of mills RSPO-certified?

      0%

    • N
      0 / 1

      151. Time-bound plan for achieving 100% RSPO certification of scheme/plasma/ associated smallholders and outgrowers within five years or target already achieved?

      2025

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      152. Percentage of FFB supply (tonnes) from independent smallholders/ outgrowers/third-party FFB suppliers that is RSPO-certified?

      0%

    • Y
      1 / 1

      153. Year expected to achieve 100% RSPO certification of all palm product processing facilities?

      2025

    • N
      0 / 1

      154. Percentage of all palm oil and oil palm products handled/traded/ processed (tonnes) that is RSPO-certified?

      0%

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      155. Sells or processes/trades RSPO-certified palm oil through Segregated or Identity Preserved supply chains?

    • 156. Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certified (100%)?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Indonesia

    • 157. Malaysia Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certified?

      This indicator is disabled as the company does not operate in Malaysia

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      158. Certified under voluntary sustainability certification scheme (e.g. ISCC, SAS, RSB, etc.)?

  • Smallholders and suppliers Smallholders and suppliers
    2.25 / 16 14.1%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 1.5 / 6 25%
    • Practice: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • Self-reported: 0.8 / 10 7.5%
    • External: 0 / 10 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 10 0%
    • Y
      1 / 1

      159. Commitment to support smallholders?

    • P
      0.75 / 1

      160. Programme to support scheme/plasma smallholders?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      161. Percentage of scheme/plasma smallholders involved in programme?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      162. Programme to support independent smallholders/outgrowers?

      The company provides contradictory information in its 2018 ACOP and website. It states that it only has independent smallholders in 2018 ACOP, but also has extensive programmes to support smallholders. Its 2018 ACOP also states that it will only start supporting independent suppliers in 2021. ZSL has thus inferred that information provided on the company website refers to schemed smallholders, but has not been able to confirm this

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      163. Percentage of independent smallholders/outgrowers involved in programme?

    • P
      0.5 / 1

      164. Process used to prioritise, assess and/or engage suppliers on compliance with company's policy and/or legal requirements?

      The company states "We take appropriate measures to ensure strict compliance.". However no details are given on the process for ensuring compliance

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      165. Percentage of suppliers assessed and/or engaged on compliance with company requirements?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      166. Time-bound plan to engage with all high-risk mills within three years?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      167. Programme to support high-risk mills to become compliant with sourcing policies?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      168. Regularly engages with a subset of high-risk mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      169. Procedures in place to assess all own and third-party supplying palm oil mills for risk level?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      170. Regularly assesses and categorises the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      171. Regularly reports the risk level of all own and third-party supplying mills identified in its supply chain?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      172. Suspension or exclusion criteria for suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      173. Time-bound action plans (including Key Performance Indicators) for suppliers to be in compliance with palm oil sourcing commitments?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      174. Proportion of direct and indirect supply that comes from palm oil plantations which are compliant with palm oil sourcing policies?

  • Governance and grievances Governance and grievances
    3.5 / 8 43.8%
    • Organisation: 0 / 0 0%
    • Policy: 2.5 / 5 50%
    • Practice: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • Self-reported: 1 / 3 33.3%
    • External: 0 / 3 0%
    • Certified: 0 / 3 0%
    • P
      0.5 / 1

      175. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

      The company only commits to managing its operations with ethical conduct and corruption is not mentioned

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      176. Commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption applies to all suppliers?

    • N
      0 / 2
      No source

      177. Progress on commitment to ethical conduct and prohibition of corruption?

    • N
      0 / 1
      No source

      178. Disclosure of the company's management approach to tax and payments to governments?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      179. Whistleblowing procedure?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      180. Own grievance or complaints system open to all stakeholders?

    • Y
      1 / 1

      181. Details of complaints and grievances disclosed?

Media monitor: Palmas Group

SPOTT gathers reports and stories from global media sources, covering specific company activities related to the assessment indicator categories. ZSL does not assess the validity of these reports.

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Scoring criteria: Palmas Group

Scoring criteria guide how ZSL conducts SPOTT assessments and allocates scores to ensure a fair and consistent approach, setting the expectations for companies on how they should publish ESG data. The full palm oil indicator framework contains 181 indicators across 10 categories, aligned with corporate reporting initiatives.

SPOTT is a ZSL initiative.
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